Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Chocolate On Top of Shit Argument for God

Here is the beginning of a great blog post from the 40 Year Old Atheist blog:

I once asked a friend if he’d like to go bowling with my family. He said, “No thanks. I hate bowling”.

I tried again. “It’s not just bowling - it’s neon bowling“.

My friend: “Mark, do you like eating shit?”.

“Uh, no”.

“If I put chocolate on some shit, do you think you’d eat it”?

I laughed and dropped the subject.

I’m weary of the chocolate-on-top-of-shit argument for god.

Click on over to read the rest... it is good stuff, as is the rest of his blog.

Those Boneheads at Fox News

On Fox News, Chris Wallace just speculated that President Obama might still legally be regular ol' Barack Obama, because his botched oath doesn't count.

Wallace was referring to the one slip in today's otherwise flawless ceremonies, which came at the most important moment: Chief Justice John Roberts said and President Obama repeated back to him: "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will execute the office of President of the United States faithfully." The oath's actual line (which is in the Constitution) goes, "I [Barack Hussein Obama] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States."

Obama: "We will restore science to its rightful place..."

From President Obama's inaugural address:

We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise healthcare's quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.

It is Really Over! And a New Day in America Has Begun.

Today, our country's 8 years of darkness is at an end. We can now say proudly, President Obama is the leader of our nation, and the free world.

President Obama gave a very nice inaugural address today. My favorite line is "...we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

All of our good will and best thoughts go out to you today, Mr. President. Left or right; conservative or liberal; and even, libertarian... today we all have a new president.

Now let's help him undo the damage of the past 8 years.